CVS Rolls Out New In-House Digital Advertising Network

Today, CVS Pharmacy is introducing a new advertising platform, CVS Media Exchange, or as it’ll be known for short, cMx.

The CVS Media Exchange will cater to CPG brands, and allow them a chance to “efficiently reach existing and potential customers,” according to a statement from the company. Brands using the exchange will be able to take advantage of a slew of placement opportunities, including “in-store advertising and banners on CVS.com, to programmatic display, online video, social media and search engines.”

Norman de Greve, CVS Health’s CMO, said that the wealth of consumer data—on 74 million consumers—that CVS already had at its disposal made moving into the sell side of media a natural next step for the company.

“For years, we have been using data about our customers to give them great offers,” he said. “As we started to think about our own marketing, we started to use that data

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Christie’s Adds a Series of Marquee Sales to October

Property from the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Paul Cézanne’s Nature morte avec pot au lait, melon et sucrier, watercolor over pencil on paper. Painted in 1900-06.


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Christie’s is shaking up the fall auction calendar by adding marquee 20th and 21st century live and live-streamed sales in October in New York, followed by a series of sales in London and Paris. 

The new sales will allow the auction house to potentially maximize the four months left of this year after losing about four months to hold live sales this spring from pandemic-mandated closings. It also reflects the success of Christie’s global live-streamed ONE sale, which achieved US$421 million, with fees, despite taking place in early July—a typically quiet time for auction houses. 

“We decided to go a bit off calendar and tweak it a little bit,” says

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11,400 Shares in Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Divide (NYSE:ETO) Purchased by Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV

Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV purchased a new position in shares of Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Divide (NYSE:ETO) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 11,400 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $237,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ETO. Frontier Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Divide by 176.8% during the 1st quarter. Frontier Wealth Management LLC now owns 208,720 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $3,294,000 after purchasing an additional 133,317 shares during the period. Formidable Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Divide during the 1st quarter worth about $1,956,000. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Divide in the

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CORRECTING and REPLACING Credit Facility Amendment Provides Additional Financial Flexibility to Six Flags

ARLINGTON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Please replace the release (dated August 26, 2020) with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.

The updated release reads:

CREDIT FACILITY AMENDMENT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL FLEXIBILITY TO SIX FLAGS

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that it has amended its credit facility to further extend the covenant waiver period by one year, from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the fourth quarter of 2021, and to extend the covenant modification period by one year through the fourth quarter of 2022. In addition, all of the company’s incremental revolving credit lenders agreed to extend the incremental $131 million revolving commitments by one year.

“The operational actions we have taken to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, coupled with the one-year extension of both our covenant waiver period and

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Advertising, Public Relations, And Related Services Market

Advertising, Public Relations, And Related Services Market

The Business Research Company offers “Advertising, Public Relations, And Related Services Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Impact And Recovery” in its research report store. It is the most comprehensive report available on this market and will help gain a truly global perspective as it covers 60 geographies. The regional and country breakdowns section gives an analysis of the market in each geography and the size of the market by region and by country. It also compares the market’s historic and forecast growth, and highlights important trend s and strategies that players in the market can adopt.

The global advertising, public relations, and related services market is expected to decline from $759.7 billion in 2019 to $754.4 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -0.8%. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19

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Fundraising continues for downtown Kearney theater

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — It’s been a crazy year for the World Theatre in downtown Kearney.

It began as the holiday season approached and the nonprofit organization’s board launched a drive to raise almost $590,000 for major improvements and backstage updates to the former vaudeville theater that opened at 2318 Central Ave. in 1927.

The $590,000 goal was ambitious, and the drive fell about $38,000 short, but that just energized The World’s leadership. The fundraising has continued and The World Theatre Foundation still is short, but the goal has been boosted above $600,000, and so have plans to strengthen The World’s standing as an art and cultural center in central Nebraska.

The Kearney Hub reports that last week, World Theatre Board President Mark Orr walked through the structure in downtown Kearney.

First, he pointed at the 69 luxury seats that have been installed in The World’s balcony. Additional balcony seating

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43% bump in e-commerce sales give Woolworths a leg up in FY20

Despite suffering the initial impact of COVID-19 due to stock capacity issues, Woolworths has reported online sales through WooliesX, the digital arm of its business, grew strongly for the full year ending 28 June 2020.

The company reported e-commerce sales grew by 43% on a normalised basis from AU$1.4 billion to AU$2 billion this financial year. This contributed to the company’s total group sales of AU$64 billion, which grew 8% from AU$60 million last financial year.

Meanwhile, total group online sales lifted 42% to AU$3.52 billion during the full year.

“F20 was another transformative year for WooliesX,” the company said on Thursday.

“Digital and e-commerce growth was already very strong but experienced a step-change in Q3 due to the onset of COVID-19.

“The surge in demand for e-commerce services initially impacted sales and the customer experience, but the business rapidly adapted and added capacity in Q4 to resume all normal

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Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV Takes $225,000 Position in iShares S&P 100 ETF (NYSEARCA:OEF)

Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV bought a new stake in shares of iShares S&P 100 ETF (NYSEARCA:OEF) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,577 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $225,000.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Financial Partners Group Inc lifted its holdings in shares of iShares S&P 100 ETF by 7.2% during the second quarter. Financial Partners Group Inc now owns 10,853 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,546,000 after purchasing an additional 731 shares during the last quarter. Gould Asset Management LLC CA purchased a new position in iShares S&P 100 ETF in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $228,000. IFP Advisors Inc raised its holdings in iShares S&P 100 ETF by 50.9% in the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns

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Salesforce CEO calls coming job cuts ‘part of running business in a successful way’

CRM), coming off a massive second quarter and poised to be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is like all other businesses operating in a pandemic — having to make “difficult decisions” like cutting headcount, CEO Mark Benioff told Yahoo Finance.” data-reactid=”16″Salesforce (CRM), coming off a massive second quarter and poised to be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is like all other businesses operating in a pandemic — having to make “difficult decisions” like cutting headcount, CEO Mark Benioff told Yahoo Finance.

The Wall Street Journal, Salesforce is eliminating around 1,000 jobs, with the impacted workers given 60 days to find new positions within the company.” data-reactid=”17″The billionaire explained that job cuts, especially during a pandemic, is part of running a successful business. According to The Wall Street Journal, Salesforce is eliminating around 1,000 jobs, with the impacted workers given 60 days to

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NVNA and Hospice opens fundraising campaign – News – Wicked Local

Rebounding from the pandemic, the NVNA and Hospice has established a new award to honor people who have made an impact on national and local health care.

NORWELL — At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts, the NVNA and Hospice was facing a 40 percent drop in revenue as its caseload fell — and there was a serious shortage of personal protective equipment for its caregivers — with no firm idea of when things would turn around. But four months later, the visiting nurse agency has returned to performance levels as seen before the coronavirus arrived and has rebuilt its personal protective equipment stockpiles.

“Our recovery is ahead of forecast,” Renee McIness, CEO and executive director of the agency serving 27 communities, said.

Referrals of patients from medical providers including hospitals, doctors and surgeons rebounded “with a bang,” she said. In July, people started to again feel comfortable

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